Most nights of hostilities consist of staying up way past bed time to binge eat something that was ordered the night before. We can’t always rely on our parents to send us cooked meals, nor can we rely on the hostel’s food because it kind of sucks sometimes (okay lets be honest, always). It’s nice to eat a home made meal because not only is it tasty, it’s cheaper than ordering in every night, so let’s give you some tips and tricks on your grocery shopping so you can make meals at the hostel:
1. Make a list
Prepare a list of items you want to buy so you don’t forget anything
2. Pitch in
Ask your friends to pool in money, especially if you have a roomie and you’ll be sharing the food items bought
3. Make a budget
Make sure that you don’t spend over that budget
4. Get ready-made food
Stuff like K&N’s is easy because you just have to fry it and it’s good to go.
5. Go atleast once a week
You want to make sure that your fruits and vegetables are fresh!
6. Clean out your fridge every time
Before putting the groceries away, make sure no old food is sitting in your fridge
7. Keep an eye out for sales
A flyer is usually available at the store that mansions the items on sale
8. Take a friend along with you
Make it a fun trip by asking a friend to tag along
9. Go easy on the junk food
Remember that the whole point of the grocery shopping is to be able to make meals not so you can just much on chips
10. Do not overstock
Don’t get so much stuff that it will go bad because you weren’t able to eat or use all of it
11. Don’t go on an empty stomach
You will definitely over spend if you do
Do you have any tips? Let us know!